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An Introduction to Graphics and Graphs in Presentations.

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2 An Introduction to Graphics and Graphs in Presentations

3 Overview Types of Graphics –Illustration –Background –Accent Charts and graphs –Types –When to use

4 Graphs and Graphics Types of Graphics

5 Illustration Drawings or photographs Reinforce the message Can distract Should be best quality Next slide is an example

6 Lens Effects NormalWide angle

7 Backgrounds Help set mood Add drama Can distract Include –Gradients –Textures –Pictures

8 Accents Cue audience Add humor “Personal touch” Clip art and drawings


10 Graphs and Graphics Charts and Graphs

11 General Information Make numeric info easier to grasp Detail reflects speech May mislead Sometimes used for entertainment

12 Basic Types Bar and column graphs Line and area graphs Pie charts

13 Bar/Column Graphs Discrete information Compare values at a point in time Compare one value over time

14 Line/Area Graphs Continuous information Show trends Suggest interpolation

15 Pie Charts Show parts of the whole Percentages

16 Recommendations First decide your purpose Choose type accordingly Keep it simple Make it clear

17 Common Errors Wrong type of graph Misleading labels Use of 3-D effects –(especially bad for line & pie charts) Improper scale “Chart junk”



20 City Population (1000s)

21 Student Spending


23 Summary Graphics can enhance a presentation –Reinforcing the message –Adding interest –Clarifying information They can also distract or mislead the audience Use them carefully

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